GOOD FRIDAY

ONLINE @ 3 pm.

This is the Friday we call Good. Join us for as we commemorate the suffering and death of our Lord who saved us–one and all.

This liturgy was prerecorded on April 7, 2020.

We also invite you to consider reflecting on the themes of Christ’s Passion and Death with our choir. In the absence of this year’s Tenebrae concert, our choir director, Isabel Boston, put together a moving presentation from Lenten concerts of years past with meditative texts to put us in the right headspace for the Triduum.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving, PayPal, Venmo (@SFDSPhiladelphia), or CashApp ($SFDSPhiladelphia). Checks may be dropped off or mailed at our address: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

LOVE IS BORN AT CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 18, 7 pm

Join the Choir of St. Francis de Sales for its annual Christmas concert by candlelight–a West Philadelphia tradition!

Music will feature Advent and Christmas carols in traditional and contemporary arrangements, including Catalonian, French and African American carols. A reception follows in the parish hall, with dessert, hot drinks, and more.

Freewill donations accepted at the door. Children welcome!

A Neighborhood Chamber Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Palm Sunday, April 14

Kids activities in the School Hall, 1:30 pm
CONCERT in the church, 3 pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra invites you to a free Neighborhood Chamber Concert hosted by St. Francis de Sales, as part of a series in which the music and musicians of the Orchestra are introduced to new audiences and venues outside of Verizon Hall. Enjoy a concert by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the marvelous acoustics of de Sales!

Featuring:
Yayoi Numazawa – Violin
Daniel Han – Violin
Che hung Chen – Viola
Branson Yeast – Cello

Selections by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.

Event is preceded by a meet-and-greet in the school auditorium with nibbles-style catering provided by Vietnam Cafe. Come for face painting, balloon animals, and music! FREE, but let them know you’re coming!

BEHOLD A NEW JOY

Wednesday, December 19, 7 pm

Join the Choir of St. Francis de Sales for its annual Christmas concert by candlelight–a West Philadelphia tradition!

Music will feature arrangements of traditional and modern Advent and Christmas music, as well as selections from Porter, Holst, Bennett, and Rutter. Come behold our magnificent French organ (the largest in the Delaware Valley), now uncovered for the first time in four years!

A dessert and hot chocolate reception follows (per usual) in the parish hall. Freewill donations accepted at the door. Children welcome!